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Veselin Topalov vs Garry Kasparov
Las Palmas (1996), Las Palmas, Canary Islands ESP, rd 1, Dec-09
Catalan Opening: General (E00)  ·  0-1
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Feb-09-07  Reisswolf: It took me a moment to two to notice that even though Topalov queens on the next move after Kasparov he loses his queen after ...♕h1+.
Feb-09-07  KingG: Annotations by Seirawan: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/yaz65...
Apr-01-07  notyetagm: <Reisswolf: It took me a moment to two to notice that even though Topalov queens on the next move after Kasparov he loses his queen after ...Qh1+.>

The sting in the tail: 62 ... ♕h1+ 63 ♔ moves ♕h1x♕a8.

Oct-15-07  notyetagm: From the Seirawan annotations:

<Rc5! 0-1

Kasparov’s final beautiful point. White is skewered after 59.Rxc5+ (59.a7 Rxc3 is check!) 59...Kxc5 60.a7 c1=Q 61.a8Q Qh1+.>

Position after 59 ... ♖a5-c5!:


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Jan-20-08  notyetagm: <Reisswolf: It took me a moment to two to notice that even though Topalov queens on the next move after Kasparov he loses his queen after ...Qh1+.>

From the Seirawan annotations:

<Rc5! 0-1

Kasparov’s final beautiful point. White is skewered after 59.Rxc5+ (59.a7 Rxc3 is check!) 59...Kxc5 60.a7 c1=Q 61.a8Q Qh1+.>


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Jan-20-08  notyetagm: Wow, this is really a tremedous game by Kasparov.
Jan-13-12  technical draw: On move 14 Kasparov wants to move his a8 rook to c8 but his knight is blocking him. So does he move the knight? No way! He moves the rook to a7 then c7 then c8. "I don't want to move the knight so I'll just go around him"...What a chess mind...
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